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Genealogy 2017, 1(3), 14; doi:10.3390/genealogy1030014

The Genealogy of Roberts Settlement Explored Through Black Feminist Autoethnography

School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43402, USA
Received: 2 May 2017 / Revised: 11 June 2017 / Accepted: 15 June 2017 / Published: 22 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Gender’s Influence on Genealogy Narratives)
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This autoethnographic research examines the legacy of Roberts Settlement, a mixed-race settlement in Indiana that became one of the largest rural communities of free people of color in the state before the 20th century. As a Roberts descendent, the researcher uses Black feminist thought and poetic inquiry to investigate the gendered and racial family narratives that constitute the genealogy of the Roberts family. Utilizing present and past narratives to analyze the lived experience of being a black hoosier woman, the researcher finds that dominant male narratives marginalize the stories of Black women in the Roberts family genealogy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Autoethnograhy; Black feminist thought; poetic inquiry; genealogy Autoethnograhy; Black feminist thought; poetic inquiry; genealogy
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Peters, C. The Genealogy of Roberts Settlement Explored Through Black Feminist Autoethnography. Genealogy 2017, 1, 14.

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